Uwe Kretschmann responds to: Task force sets ‘must haves’ and ‘should nots’ for multiplex

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August 27, 2016
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Task force sets ‘must haves’ and ‘should nots’ for multiplex Task force sets lot size threshold of 17 acres, within the city limits   http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6823182-task-force-sets-must-haves-and-should-nots-for-multiplex/   Uwe Kretschmann responds: Well, let me see. The Dunfield theater was build on prime commercial/residential land. The school of architecture had prime residential condo conversion potential. City hall was […]


Cambridge City Councillor wants an end to Multiplex negativity ( 570 NEWS) Donna Reid goes off on Cambridge residents

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August 25, 2016
multiplex-e

She’s on the task force..  You don’t stand a chance Cambridge? She needs to step down!! The City of Cambridge is hosting an open house tomorrow afternoon to give residents a chance to provide input on the proposed Multiplex project. One city councillor is asking those who wish to attend to bring a positive outlook […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College a ‘foregone conclusion’ ( by Rick Cowsill former Ward 2 councillor

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August 25, 2016
handpicked

  Cambridge Times Dear Editor, Related Stories Let’s ‘fend off the negativity’ on… I suppose in the real world, we as citizens are allowed to speak freely and express our feelings on a variety of issues. Being dissatisfied and rebellious on certain ones has become the norm in many circles. The multiplex scenario in our […]


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Sportsplex Public information meeting Aug 25/16

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August 24, 2016
sportsplex meeting

Aug 24, 2016 — This Thursday (tomorrow) public information meeting at the beehive hall Hespeler arena from 3pm to 8pm Following the PIC meeting will be a task force meeting from 8pm until … I encourage you all to register as a delegation and have your say. Question the process. Your presence and desire to be […]


Ranked ballots our best chance for electoral reform

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August 24, 2016
Person voting

Ranked Ballot voting… and no tabulators!!     Waterloo Region Record ByGreg Neiman RED DEER — A recent Canadian Press story effectively debunks the theory that if the Liberal government imposes a ranked-ballot system for national elections, they will somehow guarantee themselves power in perpetuity. Next week, as hearings into electoral reform resume, Conservative supporters […]


‘Glad’ to learn mayor stepped down from multiplex task force

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August 23, 2016
listen to our voices

  Aug 22, 2016 Cambridge Times Dear Editor, On Aug. 11 I attended a multiple task force meeting and the first public presenter Connie Cody did an excellent job. It looked like she spent a lot of time researching the merits of the Conestoga College site and, if her facts are accurate, we should be […]


Another one who should step down.. Greg Durochea

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August 23, 2016
greg durocher

To whom it may concern, I would invite you all to view a blog (rant) that Mr. Greg Durocher of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce released on Monday December 7, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. as I found it quite disturbing and conflicting with his appointment/reappointment to the Cambridge Multiplex task force. His verbal attack on […]


DONNA REID, needs to step down from the Task Force

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August 23, 2016
dishonest

The following post in the Cambridge Times clearly shows this Councillor is not on side with the residents who are speaking out against the Conestoga location.. She is bullying the voting public with her biased views concerning the Multiplex.. Telling us they know what’s best for us.. and…she’s on the  task force.!!! and…  she voted […]


Question raised about mayor’s involvement on multiplex task force

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August 18, 2016
kicked out

Cambridge Times By Richard Vivian CAMBRIDGE- Should Mayor Doug Craig be on new multiplex task force? The answer seems to depend on how strictly you interpret council’s procedural bylaw. If you go by the letter of the law, the answer appears to be no, and yet he is. Concerned resident Dave May is calling for […]


Members of public can’t sit on Cambridge’s new sportsplex task force ( from 2015)

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August 18, 2016

TALK ABOUT A RIGGED SHOW..   Feb 27, 2015 Waterloo Region Record ByChris Herhalt CAMBRIDGE — A sports advocate who has begged city for a new sports multiplex in Cambridge for years says he’s dismayed that only city bureaucrats and councillors will be allowed to sit on a new council-appointed “sports task force.” Starting in […]


Citizen rep no more, Durocher the voice for Chamber of Commerce on new multiplex task force

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July 7, 2016

Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – There’s been a shake-up of sorts on the city’s new multiplex task force, with a change to one person’s role. Greg Durocher was appointed to the task force on June 13 as a citizen representative, along with four others from the community. He now sits as the voice of […]


Ranked ballots are the right way to go

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July 5, 2016
Person voting

  Cambridge Times An opportunity for electoral reform is coming to communities throughout Ontario. Will Cambridge city council take advantage for the sake of residents? We hope so. Legislation allowing for ranked ballots to be used in municipal elections, starting in 2018, was approved last week. For city, town and township councils that adopt this […]


This is no way for governments to behave

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July 4, 2016
the chosen

Cambridge Times It’s not unreasonable to have a representative of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on the city’s multiplex location task force. At $78 million, this is a major project that will have an impact beyond potential users, reaching every taxpayer. A facility like this will also come with a significant economic impact – not […]


Cambridge…the “chosen five” for the new multiplex task force needs a closer look

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June 21, 2016
the chosen

We recently received the following email… Thought you should know who is on this task force. Most of the people that were chosen for the task force are friends with Doug Craig. Penny Price is a Lawyer in town… Greg Durocher…another friend of Craig’s .. remember it was at a Chamber Meeting where the idea […]


North Dumfries settles community complex lawsuit

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May 18, 2016
court

  Waterloo Region Record By Paige Desmond NORTH DUMFRIES — Poor management by staff during construction of the North Dumfries Community Complex may have contributed to lawsuits against the township that cost taxpayers about $246,000. On Monday, council heard the results of a three-year legal and mediation process between the township, the general contractor on […]


All logic and reason infinitely farther away… Cambridge City Hall

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May 14, 2016
no logic

(Editorial Cartoon – Gray ) THE SPORTSPLEX The original point of concern is always the process used by them at city hall. The same applies to Drayton Theater, the new city hall, the Old Post Office and the new pedestrian bridge. Millions of dollars spent while shadow boxing the public. Public input stifled and openly shut […]


Take a good hard look in the mirror, Doug!

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May 10, 2016
be thekind of leader

  Today’s editorial in the Cambridge times:  ” Dysfunctional ” city council ( click here to link to the Times) With respect to the editorial writer, the 1977-78 Cambridge council was ” dysfunctional “. These are just some of the examples: The mayor wanted to set up a ” cores corporation ” , operating outside […]


What is the objective of building the new sports complex?

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May 9, 2016
cityin crisis

What is the objective of building the new sports complex? According to council, a facility review has taken place and it was deemed that to upgrade the current facilities would be too expensive. In addition, council has come to the conclusion that such a new facility would also include additional rec. facilities to accommodate the […]


IMPORTANT RALLY ON MAY 11/16 AT THE NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB 6:30PM

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May 8, 2016
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  WHEN: May 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: THE NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB PURPOSE: FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WHAT DOES THE CITY’S MAY 3/16 MOTION MEAN? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ? WHAT LENDING YOUR VOICE TO OUR MEANS?   WE WILL HAVE A FEW SPEAKERS AND HOPE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS […]


WHAT IS GOING ON IN CAMBRIDGE ??? ( was a deal struck in 2012 for the Sportsplex?)

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May 3, 2016
government-goliath-cartoon

Is someone trying to pull a fast one on the Residents of Cambridge? Are we being told that it’s not fair that we are upset and standing together as one strong voice? Monteiro states that so many “untruths” are being told by the residents of Cambridge…but wait, what does Conestoga Board members have to say […]


Sportsplex.. PRESS CONFERENCE Monday May 2nd @ 6:15pm, Cambridge City Hall.. please attend

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May 1, 2016
tommy

Your Mayor and Council are working in the back ground to shut us down re: the Location of the Sportsplex THIS MUST BE STOPPED.. Special Press Conference Monday May 2nd City Hall.. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND.. BRING YOUR SIGNS..   There is a general committee meeting this Tuesday night 7:00 at which city staff are […]


Ideas in motion…

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April 29, 2016
great idea

In the absents of any proposals to add to and/or improve the existing civic sport facilities, I would like to make the following recommendations. The recommendations are made within the following context(s): First and foremost, any services offered and provided by government, including local government, are in direct competition with the for profit, the not […]


Cambridge Council Code of Conduct – (CCCoC)

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April 26, 2016
code-of-conduct

Council is discussing a code of conduct. First, it is my opinion that a member of council who needs a code of conduct appears to be unable to conduct her/himself in a manner becoming of the office, and perhaps should not seek public office, of any kind, if that is the case.   A particular […]


Mayor wants multiplex location decision postponed until September

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April 24, 2016
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  Multiplex matters Ray Martin, Times Staff This was the scene inside Cambridge city council chambers on Monday (April 18), just before a meeting expected to deal with several multiplex issues. The turnout more than doubled the capacity of council chambers, with the rest sent to a spill-over area. * Editors note*.. nice to see […]


HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TOMMY VANN

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April 22, 2016
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AMAZING FRIEND.. Tommy Vann turns 60.. that has to be front page news..!!! ( the mere fact that Lucy hasn’t killed you by now… is nothing short of a miracle.. heehee)    Enjoy your day.. You truly are the real deal.. and I’m honoured to call you my friend..    


Cambridge’s new rec. complex should be ready by 2018, talks to begin with Conestoga ( from 2015)

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April 21, 2016
sportsplex location

OH NO!…Our Mayor don’t care… by News Staff Posted Apr 29, 2015 5:29 am EDT Conestoga College lands where the proposed recreation complex would be built. Cambridge City Council has approved a proposed sportsplex on land owned by Conestoga College. Council voted 6-3 at a special meeting on Tuesday night to begin negotiating a deal […]


Broken pledges leave a permanent mark… by Uwe Kretschmann

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April 20, 2016
liar liar

In my 40 some odd years as a representative, participant and observer of local politics, the galvanizing of the community around the sports complex location is a rare occasion. The sheer indifference and deliberate stifling of public input, demonstrated by the Mayor and the majority of council members,makes a complete mockery of participatory democracy. It […]


Cambridge multiplex meeting interrupted, another one to be scheduled for May

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April 19, 2016
tommy

Tommy Van is a resident of Cambridge and he says he still wants a multiplex just not near Kitchener. “We’re being hurt here and penalized in Cambridge for a location that is pro-Kitchener.” Last night’s meeting came together with comments from residents like “Nicholas for Mayor”, “Shameful”, “Residents need to be Heard” and “Taxpayers deserve […]


When incomplete truths are told, we have a duty to report the facts

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April 18, 2016
Multilplex_location___Content

“When some elected officials declared the multiplex location a ‘done deal’ and no longer open to debate last summer, and repeatedly since, they weren’t being completely honest. That’s when we stepped in to set the record straight.” – Editorial Cambridge Times As your community newspaper, it is neither our job nor desire to fan the […]


Let’s review the future with the Cambridge Multiplex Inquiry

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April 18, 2016
inquiry

It is regretful that the City of Waterloo  Cambridge and the taxpayers had will have to endure the RIM Park Cambridge Multiplex embarrassment and the additional cost of financing for what has turned out to be a fantastic facility and community asset, …   Oct 19, 2013 RIM Park Inquiry report: 10 years later Waterloo Region Record […]


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